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posted by n1 on Thursday May 15 2014, @04:22AM   Printer-friendly
from the t800-confirmed-to-be-attending dept.

The U.N. has begun discussion on "lethal autonomous robots," killing machines which take the next step from our current drones which are operator controlled, to completely autonomous killing machines.

"Killer robots would threaten the most fundamental of rights and principles in international law," warned Steve Goose, arms division director at Human Rights Watch.

Are we too far down the rabbit hole, or can we come to reasonable and humane limits on this new world of death-by-algorithm?

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  • (Score: 1) by hoochiecoochieman on Thursday May 15 2014, @06:20PM

    by hoochiecoochieman (4158) on Thursday May 15 2014, @06:20PM (#43849)

    Oddball exception simply proves the rule.

    It's not oddball, according to news I've read, it's quite common (and deadly).

    Land-minds don't hunt you down and follow you home.

    I usually don't fear land-minds, because earthworms have very little brains and are very slow to follow me, anyway.

    I can't believe this discussion is actually going on, and that anyone intelligent enough to post on SN can't understand the difference between a land mine and an autonomous attack drone.

    Please enlighten me: What discussion are you talking about, and where in my text I claimed that there's no "difference between a land mine and an autonomous attack drone".